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Learning Resource Centre

Greenwich Campus, 95 Plumstead Road, London, SE18 7DQ

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Introduction

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    • The Learning Resource Centre is located on the first floor of the building.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The College Building is located on the westbound (towards Woolwich) carriageway of the A205 Plumstead Road.
    • Plumstead Road is a red route dual carriageway where stopping is not permitted. Visitor Blue Badge Parking is in the staff car parks off Villas Road and Invermore Place. There is also standard pay and display parking on both of these roads.
  • By Bus View
    • Bus routes 96, 99, 122, 177, 180, 244, 380, 422, 469, 472, 672 and N1 travel along Plumstead road on both directions. Towards Woolwich, the nearest stop is Stop WP (Greenwich Community College). Towards Plumstead, the nearest stop is Maxey Road. From this stop, continue to walk towards Plumstead then use the pedestrian crossings to reach the college. All London buses have a powered ramp and designated space for wheelchair users.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train stations are Plumstead (0.4 miles) and Woolwich Arsenal (0.6 miles). Both stations are close to Plumstead Road for connecting buses. Woolwich Arsenal Station also connects to Docklands Light railway (DLR) services towards Canning Town, Bank and Stratford.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station is Greenwich North (Jubilee Line). Bus routes 422 and 472 connect North Greenwich Station with the college.
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Useful Information

  • Staff receive disability awareness training as part of their standard training package. Some staff may have additional training, such as in communication or assistive technology, to be able to assess and offer learning support for students with additional needs.
  • There is a designated dog toileting area close to the building in the executive car park.

Building Parking (Executive Car Park - Villas Road)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by Blue Badge holders and staff permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located off Villas Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 280cm x 440cm (9ft 2in x 14ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Executive Car Park Entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Villas Road, just before the building.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Villas Road and the Executive car park can only be entered from the westbound carriageway of Plumstead Road.
    • There is a barrier with entry phone at the entrance to the car park.
    • There is a second staff car park further along Villas Road which has no Blue Badge bays and is not available to visitors.
    • The on-street bays are pay and display.

Building Parking (Staff and Blue Badge Car Park - Invermore Place)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by Blue Badge holders and staff permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located off Invermore Place.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 290cm x 530cm (9ft 6in x 17ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Staff Car Park Entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Invermore Place.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Invermore Place can only be entered from the westbound carriageway of Plumstead Road.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Plumstead Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.

Other Floors (B1 Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • The stairs are located off the corridor to the right of the entrance foyer.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are similar stairs at the far end of B Block (as shown in photograph 3). There are additional stairs in blocks D and E (as shown photographs 4 and 5). The floors in block E are half a level (10 steps) up from Block D.

Lift (Foyer B)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the foyer, after the reception desk.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 110cm (4ft 11in x 3ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Entrance (LRC)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located In A Block, on the first floor.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Reception (LRC)

  • The LRC Reception is located to the left after the LRC Entrance.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the LRC Entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
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    • There are security entrance barriers next to the reception desk.
    • The barrier near the desk is permanently held open.
    • The opening is 90cm.

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately 2 days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A large text keyboard, large rollerball mouse, height adjustable table and height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes a magnifier machine and hand-held magnifiers.
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    • Accessible software includes: Dragon Naturally Speaking, Read and Write Gold, Units of Sound phonics programme, Jaws and Supernova.
    • Equipment to scan and play back or convert to mp3 files is available.
    • Other equipment to borrow includes headphones, portable netbooks for use in classrooms, dictaphones, coloured overlays and portable CCTV equipment.
    • Off the main space are several small study rooms which are mainly used for taking online exams but can also be used for students needing a quiet space such as to use screenreader software.
    • College learning support staff are based in the library.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilet is on the first floor of B block, about 20m from the LRC.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard male and female toilets are on the first floor of B block, about 25m from the LRC.